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About Nick Applegate

Nick Applegate
Nick Applegate
Music Teacher, Professional
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Speaks: English, Spanish
Instructs: Cello, Piano, String Bass
Education: I have a Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems from Brigham Young University with a minor in Scandinavian Studies. I have studied piano under the tutelage of Mary Pendleton Hoffer, Nevart Zeronian, and Sally Pullen. I have studied cello with Debra Pearson and Mike Sher. I studied voice under Marc Denton and several BYU professors, including my three years in the BYU Singers under the direction of Dr. Andrew Crane. I studied string bass under Russ Ash, and organ under David Hermansen.
Performance Experience: I have played piano for 18 years, studying under a number of different teachers and participating in many solo performances and accompanying for individuals and ensembles. I have played cello and string bass since grade school and I have played in several ensembles and as a soloist. I am also an accomplished vocalist, with several years of training. I sang in the world-renowned BYU Singers for 3 years.
Teaching Experience: I have taught piano lessons since 2013 to students of all ages and experience levels, and I am now expanding my teaching experience to include the cello, organ, and string bass.
Teaching Philosophy: My philosophy is that music teaching should be more student-focused, and less method-focused. I teach in the way that the student learns and in a way that keeps them engaged and helps them to reach their goals and desires. I believe in a flexible approach that still ensures students learn the necessary skills.

Get to know Nick Applegate

I grew up here in Chandler, AZ, but I have also lived in in Long Island, NY, Provo, Utah, and Norway. I am a classically trained pianist, cellist, organist, and tenor vocalist, but I also love spending time with my family, learning languages, and watching TV. My wife and I got married in November 2020, and we have a baby boy and another one on the way (as of June 2022). 

Nick Applegate teaches at:
3755 S Gilbert Rd Suite 108
Gilbert, AZ 85297
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